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minecraft is more influential to gaming than skyrim

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Started: 10/17/2015 Category: Games
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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pheonixwright

Pro

quick debate this round acceptance next round main points
final round final rebutals simple
Meropenem777

Con

I accept this debate, though, that certainly is an unexpected amount of time for me to make a response (30 minutes).
Debate Round No. 1
pheonixwright

Pro

pheonixwright forfeited this round.
Meropenem777

Con

Focusing on Skyrim, the game has unique gameplay because there is an expansive lore and map with various places to go, people to see, peasants to rob from etc. (the possibilities really are endless, especially with mods). In Skyrim, the decisions you make while conversing with NPCs and what you can do impact what happens later in the game. This is something that most popular modern role-playing open world games have incorporated into their game, such as the popular game: The Witcher 3 , which features similar decision making that affects gameplay as you continue to play.
Skyrim is arguably one of the most influential games that have ever been created. On the Angry Joe show, Skyrim received a 10/10 which is extremely rare for games judged by the video game critic, Angry Joe. Skyrim had set the new limit of perfection for other role playing open world video games. Its influence is more subtle than Minecraft, but are very much noticeable. One of the strongest differences between Skyrim and Minecraft is that it is of a different gaming genre. The impact it had on its gaming genre is arguably more influential than Minecraft"s influence on its genre of indie gaming in terms of redefining its genre. On Gameranx, Skyrim was listed as #2, whereas Minecraft was listed as #3 for "Best Open World Game of All Time".(Skyrim: http://prntscr.com... ) (Minecraft: http://prntscr.com...)
Its contributions as an influence to the Steam gaming community are many. Currently, there is still an active modding community for Skyrim. (Here is what mods are for those who don"t know :(https://en.wikipedia.org...(video_gaming) )
"BioWare's Aaryn Flynn says it would be impossible to develop an RPG today without acknowledging and reacting to Bethesda's game" (Makuch).
Dragon Age III provides concrete evidence of how Skyrim was influential to gaming.
Aaryn Flynn (the general manager of Bioware Edmont and Montreal who produced Dragon Age III) stated that "it would be impossible to create a role-playing game today without acknowledging and reacting to Bethesda's award-winning game"(Makuch). This means that there are definitely professionals in the gaming industry who acknowledge Skyrim"s impact on other games.
Focusing on Minecraft, there have been many re-productions or "copies" in terms of graphics for the game. However, is gameplay something that really stands out for Minecraft though? Building things in a game, is that something actually new in terms of a contribution to gaming? Not really, as there is arguably the Lego video games that have been launched since 1997 that incorporate similar elements to Minecraft. (http://prntscr.com... )
Skyrim vs. Minecraft? In terms of being more "influential"? Again, its influence is subtle but apparent for its genre of games. Skyrim is arguably the more influential to games.
Sources:
- http://www.gamespot.com...
- https://en.wikipedia.org...
- http://www.gameranx.com...
- https://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 2
pheonixwright

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pheonixwright forfeited this round.
Meropenem777

Con

As much as I would have enjoyed this discussion as a fairly challenging debate topic, my opponent has not had the chance to even input his arguments.
However, it was careless for my opponent to have the setting of the debate be 1 hour per response while at the same time, pending for a judge who might accept the nomination as judge at a time when he/she was offline.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Meropenem777 1 year ago
Meropenem777
why the heck did i even do this debate if its not even going to be judged, or there was never even going to be a debate =/
Posted by Meropenem777 1 year ago
Meropenem777
Doesn't seem like my opponent is going to come back on for this debate, assuming he is occupied and cannot come online. I posted my argument, but hope that he comes online and at least tries to make a response.
Posted by Meropenem777 1 year ago
Meropenem777
This is going to be hard to be very hard topic statement to argue against lol, I'm going to have to put on my thinking cap and do some research.
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